Five sisters from KP pass CSS exams in a row

Published on: 11/10/2019 | Comments: 1 comment 

A Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) family has created a unique record in the history of the Civil Superior Services (CSS) examination.

The CSS 2019 result was announced on Thursday, according to which, a total of 23,234 candidates applied, but only 14,521 appeared in the examination. Out of them, only 372 candidates could pass the exam.

Zoha Malik Sher was one of the lucky ones.

#Breaking: Proud moment for Sher sisters as the youngest one @zohamaliksher clears CSS 2019 exams. This is a #record as all 5 sisters – Laila (2008), Shireen (2010), Sassi & Marvi (2017) & now Zoha – have cleared CSS exams. 4 of them already serving in different govt depts.

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Hailing from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and living in Islamabad, four of the Sher sisters have previously passed the top competitive exam and are already serving in different government departments.

The eldest sister Laila Malik Sher passed CSS in 2008. She is now serving as a Deputy Commissioner (IR) Regional Tax Office in Islamabad. Shireen Malik Sher cleared the examination in 2010. She is currently the Head of Section in the Cabinet Division.

Besides, Sassi and Marvi joined civil services in 2017. While Dr. Sassi Malik Sher joined the MLCG group, Marvi is posted in the PMS group.

The youngest of the lot, Zoha Malik Sher, was the latest to join the CSS Sisters Club. She was among the 2.5 percent CSS aspirant that cleared the examination this year.? .. Source

Govt considering eliminating CSS and other ‘Superior Services’

Published on: 30/04/2019 | Comments: No comments 

Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI)-led federal government has moved a step closer towards its long-desired civil services reforms. If the government manages to pull this off, it will revolutionize the government departments and bring such officials on par with the private sector.

After swinging into power last year, Prime Minister Imran Khan had underscored the need of depoliticizing of the bureaucracy which was only possible with reforms in the country?s civil services.

In September 2018, he constituted a Task Force under Dr. Ishrat Hussain and tasked it to present a roadmap in this regard.

The committee, after a collaboration of six months, presented its proposal for reforms in a meeting in Islamabad last week.

According to sources familiar with the development, the reforms proposal aimed at eliminating the colonial concept of ?superior services? in the country.

The draft proposed to change the current examination system of CSS by introducing the concept of specialized bureaucracy. This way, the aspiring civil servants won?t have to appear in a general examination for all cadres and services; rather there would be specialized exams for particular streams.

To make this happen, the proposal suggests introducing four streams or clusters so that the candidates with specific qualification get to join the respective streams.

The reforms proposal, which has been forwarded to the cabinet for approval suggested revised entry-level test process to assess analytical ability, domain-specific knowledge, and aptitude of aspiring candidates.

The new test system, if approved will include four stages:

  • Stage 1: Initial Screening Test
  • Stage 2: Cluster-based specialized recruitment
  • Stage 3: Psychometric evaluation
  • Stage 4: Final interviews of shortlisted candidates

The new policy also proposed salaries equivalent to the private sector and decent post-retirement benefits to such civil servants.

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Only 4.79% of candidates pass CSS exam

Published on: 08/12/2018 | Comments: No comments 

Only 4.79 percent of candidates passed the written portion of the Central Superior Services (CSS) Competitive Examination, 2018. The Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) announced the results on Tuesday.

According to the FPSC, 24,010 candidates applied for the CSS exam, while 11,887 applicants appeared in the 2018 exam. Of these 11,887 candidates, only 569 people passed the written examination resulting in a pass percentage of 4.79%.

It is worth noting that this is an improvement from the 2016 and 2017 results. In 2017,?9391 students appeared for the examination with only 312 managing to pass, resulting in a passing percentage of 3.32%. In 2016, only 379 candidates out of 12,176 passed the examination, a 3.02% pass rate.

The candidates who have passed the written examination will be notified the schedule of Medical Examination, Psychological Assessment and Viva Voice by the FPSC within a few weeks.? .. Source

Three Chitrali girls glow in CSS exams

Published on: 29/06/2018 | Comments: 6 comments 

Chitral: Coming as a pleasant surprise and a good augury for Chitral, name of three female candidates have come up as qualifiers with distinction in the recently announced CSS exams.

Dr Sanya Hameed Pasha d/o Abdul Hameed Pasha Acct General, has achieved second position in KP and twentieth position overall and has joined Pak Administrative Service (former DMG).
Shagufta Jabeen d/o Ibraheem Shah Lecturer of Terich has achieved fifth position in KP and thirty sixth position over all. She has also joined Pak Administrative Service (PAS).
Syeda Maimoona d/o Azad Jan of Parkusap Mastuj, has also qualified CSS and has joined the Internal Revenue System (IRS)? ?.. CN report, 29 Jun 2018

Chitrali youth inducted in Provincial Management Service

Published on: 28/12/2017 | Comments: 1 comment 

Chitral : A youth from Drosh Chitral has been inducted in the Provincial Management Service. Shah Adnan s/o Rafique Ahmad cleared the PMS 2017 exams along with 11 other candidates from different parts of the province, and subsequent to final interview etc has been recommended for induction in the Provincial Management Service of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. .. CN report, 28 Dec 2017